Pastor Anne Graham: God let 9/11 happen because of transgender people in bathrooms

By Shannon Barber | 14 May 2016
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The daughter of evangelical pastor Billy Graham has suggested that God let 9/11 happen because he’s too upset about transgender people. Image: Anne Graham Lotz / Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 (Pastor Anne Graham); Robert / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0 (Two World Trade Center)

Religious bigots continue their hateful rhetoric against transgender people at alarming rates, and now Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of hateful evangelical pastor Franklin Graham and sister to the equally hateful Billy Graham, has jumped into the fray as well. Her statements are especially outrageous; in fact, she has said that the reason the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil happened is because God is  upset that transgender people exist.

Lotz appeared on a right-wing hate radio show run by Steve Deace to express her horrible opinions. She said to Deace:

“What I see in the nation of America right now, just the chaos on every level.

There is silliness, there is craziness, there’s the most illogical rulings. The one in North Carolina on HB2, which is to protect our children in bathrooms and locker rooms, has become something where the justice department is suing us for something that’s just common sense.

To me it’s evidence that God has backed away.”

Here is a bit of audio of these statements, via Right Wing Watch:

If you think that’s bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This nutty woman then went on to pretty much directly blame the advancement of transgender rights in the United States for terrorism. Lotz said:

“In our nation, one of the things we pray for is that some of this craziness would settle down… [but] our nation seems to be shaking its fist in God’s face, we’re abandoning God as a nation.

What happens then is God abandons us and backs away, he he takes his favour and blessing away from us.

[If we repent] I think he would begin to reveal the plots of terrorists before they are carried out, even the weather patterns he can control and protect us from violent storms.

I think that’s why God allows bad things to happen. I think that’d why he would allow 9/11 to happen, or the dreadful attack in San Bernardino. To show us we need him.”

Here is more audio:

So, in other words, this nutty woman actually believes that giving human being rights is the reason for terrorism. This rhetoric is beyond dangerous, especially considering how misunderstood transgender people are. This is straight up hate speech, and it should not be tolerated. It’s people like this who are responsible for the huge uptick in violence against vulnerable groups of people.

This woman does not deserve a platform for her hate. Hopefully, one day, she and others like her won’t have one.

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  1. There’s a small error in this article – she’s the daughter of Billy Graham and the sister of Franklin Graham, not the other way around,

  2. Non Credible Journalism has to resort to childish/ bratty name calling. Rather than sticking to facts, she continues to, not even subtly, sway people’s minds, by telling us what to think. By telling us she’s nutty and bigoted repeatedly, she thinks that we cannot make our minds up for ourselves.
    Present the facts without opinion, unless you call it Opinion, rather than News. This is the basis for calling bias News, “Fake news.”
    It is “Fake,” in the sense that it couples factual information with a political agenda.
    This is a low key style of mind control that actually works on weak minded people. I used to be influenced by it. You may be too.
    But stop letting the news convince you that everyone thinks the same way, and that this is the way to think.
    Look at the lady’s quote. It is elegant, and makes sense to them that fear God in love.
    God’s protection is upon they that Respect His ways of love.

    Protection of the vunerable, does not mean enacting laws like this which also carry over to our children; for they are forced to hear the Gay agenda, and some question their identity.
    Think critically, don’t be buffaloed by persuasive News.

  3. Do you have your facts wrong? Yes you do. And Graham Lotz is not a pastor. She is the sister of Franklin Graham and the daughter of the deceased Reverend Billy Graham. By getting things straight your story would have more validity. But if people know the facts about who people are and what they are they will just blow off your article without reading it.


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